Well, I am as confused as ever. As always if you don’t want any spoilers then don’t read any further than… HERE! Because I basically go through the whole issue. And since I posted 4 – that’s right 4! – times yesterday this will be the only post today. I spoil you guys… 😛 Alright, here we go.
The story open immediately after the end of issue 5 with Iron Man, She Hulk, Ares, The Thing, The Human Torch and Namor all coming to help the Hulk take out Red. Hulk refuses help and even calls Ares “Broom Head” (the whole exchange is pretty funny). A-Bomb stares down the Thing in a face off of the uglies while She-Hulk tells the Hulk everyone thinks Red is Samson. Hulk jumps off to fight Red and Iron Man questions how he even knows where to look. So, the rest of the heroes start to clean up the damage done to the city – and that’s it for them. By page 6 their contribution to the story is over. Man, it’s really good that they were used so effectively. Nice writing Loeb. That was a waste of our time…
Green Hulk finds Red who is still patting himself on the back from the fight with Thor. They battle for a few pages – and just as it’s getting good Thor comes in with Mjolnir and starts to beat on Red himself – saying that he shouldn’t talk about his victory against him. Hulk gets up to join in the fight again when A-Bomb points out that the Red gets hotter (temperature wise you freaks!) the madder he gets. Wait, A-bomb can’t get through a sentence without saying his own name but he’s the one to figure this all out? Okay, moving on…
Now, Thor is just to get the best of Red when Hulk steps back into the fight. A-Bomb does a little butt-kissing to Thor and asks him to stay out of the fight. Thor agrees. There is another Hulk/Red exchange of fists. While Hulk is getting his ass handed to him Red finally notices that he is getting really hot. Then this happens:
Hulk stands over Red boasting how the only real Hulk is green (which is what I’ve been saying all along!) and then Thor and Hulk make nice with each other. Hulk walks off into the desert saying he is tired – while transforming back into Banner – just as A-Bomb, who is turning back into Rick Jones, is trying to tell him who the Red is. He never gets to because he is shot, and knocked out by… Leonard Samson! That’s right – and even more – he has long hair! See for yourself:
General Ross stands over Red saying that he failed. They gave him everything he needed to kill the Hulk and he still failed. Then he says Red is on his own as he walks away. The End.
Wait, what?!? Who the hell is the Red Hulk? Still, we have no idea! And the story just got more confusing! So the Red works for Samson and Ross – okay fine – but why did Samson have short hair when the story first started – and why did he kill the Abomination? What was the point? Wow, I feel like I’m reading an episode of LOST. The ending is intriguing – and I have no idea where they are going with this – but seriously? Could they draw out this whole Who is Red Hulk thing any longer? Not to mention – issue 6 should have been out in June – and it’s September. A more enjoyable issue than the last few – hopefully with more answers to follow. I give it a D